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Ard Na Mara

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Decking accessed from sun lounge, picnic table and loungers available
Sheltered natural stone patio, views of Horn Head, table, chairs & bbq available
Open plan lounge with natural stone fire place and 46' TV with freeview
Spacious sun lounge, access to large decking areas
Kitchen with breakfast bar, seats 4 persons
Dining area, seats 6 persons
Natural pine staircase leading to galleria and master bedrooms
Master king bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room, 2 no.
Master double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom, bathroom next door
Main bathroom with shower
Bunk bed room, sleeps 4, bathroom next door
Bunk bed room, sleeps 4, bathroom next door
Games room with table football and board games
Games room with LED lighting
Horn Head and Tory Island by day from Ard Na Mara
Horn Head and Tory Island by night from Ard Na Mara
Purple pin locates Ard Na Mara Holiday Cottage, minutes from the beaches of Sheephaven Bay
Gently shelving Downings Blue Flag Beach suitable for children, 7 mins drive from Ard Na Mara
Tramore Beach, Downings, great for walking and parking available behind Rosapenna Golf Resort
Tramore Beach in the evening
Downings Beach, Blue Flag Beach
Tranarossan Beach, Atlantic Drive, 5 min drive from the house
Murder Hole Beach, Belmore Head, 15 mins drive from the house
The cave, Murder Hole Beach
Kayaking around Sheephaven Bay, kayak rental available at Jaws Watersports, Downings
Sailing Downings Beach
Excess to secret beach, walk to end of the lane,  continue opposite our lane down to the coast
The Singing Pub, great for sea food and child friendly
Horn Head, walk along the headland for great views
Cycle the hills and coast of Donegal
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Downings, County Donegal
Ard Na Mara is recently completed luxury holiday home with a spacious open plan lounge, sun room, kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a open fire and house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is modern with a dining area adjoining the lounge and sun room, large windows take advantage of views of Sheephaven Bay, Horn Head, Tory Island and Atlantic Ocean.

The reception hall leads to 2 bedrooms and main bathroom. The staircase leads to the galleria on the first floor adjoining 2 large master bedrooms complete with en suite. Each bedroom has panaromic views of mountains, Horn Head cliffs, Sheephaven Bay and out to the Atlantic.
Listing #HL112484
About the Owner
Stephen Q
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited downings last weekend for a family wedding. The house is lovely and family friendly with a lot of amenities included such as ironing board and iron, 3 showers, high chair etc. The surroundings of the house and scenery is absolutely beautiful. It’s not the...More

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Stephen Q, VR Owner at Ard Na Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kerry, Glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the surroundings. Many thanks, Stephen

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

A fine holiday retreat in an outstanding location and very close to the sea. Very spacious living accommodation with excellent views from within the property and from a very pleasant garden area. Very comfortable beds.

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Stephen Q, VR Owner at Ard Na Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the garden and views. Many thanks, Stephen"

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Large house in a remote location with fabulous views. The pool table and football table went down a treat with the boys and the open fire was perfect for the wild Donegal weather. It would be even better in summer, sitting outside on the decking...More

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Stephen Q, VR Owner at Ard Na Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

"Glad you enjoyed house and views. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Many thanks, Stephen"

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
The style of the house incorporates a blend of contemporary and traditional features. The ground floor has natural pine floors, natural slate and a natural stone fire place. The kitchen is large, well equipped with plenty of storage and breakfast bar. The dining area, lounge and sun room have a southern aspect and benefit from natural light.

There is a 32' TV with Sky and DVD in the lounge and a portable TV with DVD in the main bedroom.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Families only, the house is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults and 4 children.
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    1 Queen
    2 Bunks
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 1 999
R 2 543
R 11 400
30 Jun 2018 -
1 Sep 2018
Summer season
7 nights -- --
R 14 907
22 Dec 2018 -
5 Jan 2019
Christmas & New Year
7 nights -- --
R 12 101
13 Apr 2019 -
27 Apr 2019
7 nights -- --
R 13 855
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 3 508 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Oil-fired central heating, electricity, complementary coal, logs and turf included.

Weekend rates available, outside June, July, August, Christmas and Easter.

Bed linen and towels are included, but we ask that you provide your own beach towels.

Checkout time is 11 noon; check in time is after 4pm.
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About the neighbourhood
The seaside village of Downings a pleasant resort that commands a superb views and has a good sandy beach. Downings is on the rosguill pennisula and its well establised Atlantic drive touring route.

Downings, the peninsula's main fishing village is situated on a lovely curved beach. The beach is ideal for children as the water is very shallow for a long way out.

Things to do in the Downing area;


There are two 18-hole championship courses at the nearby Rosapenna Hotel. The golf courses are a few minutes' drive from the house and include Old Tom Morris Links and The Sandy Hills Links. Golf courses at Dunfanaghy and Portsalon are nearby.


Donegal is rich in waves. Surfing locations nearby include Tramore Beach, Marble Hill Beach, Tra Na Rossan Beach and Ball...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: City of Derry Airport: 85.0 km
Ferry: Larne Port: 115.0 km
There are frequent flights into Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Donegal airports.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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